The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

A quiet weekend away and a Growth update

Denis and I spent the last few days in NH- celebrating and "saying goodbye" to our "couplehood".

Although, Denis had hurt himself falling on the ice a few weeks ago-we still managed to fit in a bit of snowshoeing, we sat in a bar to have dinner instead of at a table in a restaurant-laugh, and we enjoyed some quiet time reading books, drinking coffee and ripping ideas/suggestions that we liked out of parenting magazines.

Mostly we just enjoyed being together. We were alone, enjoying the quiet-knowing the quiet life we know that is about to end. Of course it was quiet minus the sound of Geneva snoring..,

While we were there- we received a small reminder that yes- our lives really are about to change:

We received the monthly "growth update" on "our" children. Although it's small-Getting this information causes great excitement.

(information in the paragraph next to the measurement is: growth since our referral)

Weight 9.9 Kg (1 lb heavier)
Height 75 Cm (1 inch taller-just under)

Weight 15.4 Kg (5 lb's heavier)
Height 91 Cm (1 inch taller-just over)


Evelyn said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. So good that you got to do that! Your life is going to change and I look forward to reading all about it :)

kristine said...

Wow - they're growing! I would be thrilled too!

I'm happy you guys had a quiet moment away.

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